COVID-19 Housing Resources

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The Town of Arlington is committed to supporting you during this difficult period of closures and restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Town is providing continual updates on its response and additional resources at

Please contact Erin Zwirko at, if you have any questions or need assistance navigating these resources.

Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

On April 20, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Baker signed the eviction and foreclosure moratorium (H.4647) – creating some of the strongest protections for tenants and homeowners in the nation. For tenants, the law temporarily halts all stages of most evictions. For homeowners, the law temporarily stops foreclosures and requires lenders to offer mortgage forbearance for those affected by COVID-19. This moratorium, unless extended, will end on August 18, 2020, or 45 days after the end of the Massachusetts state of emergency, whichever comes first. 

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